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Just In: Lagos Arraigns Chrisland School, Others Over The Death Pupil, Whitney Adeniran

The Lagos State government on Thursday arraigned Chrisland School Limited, and some of its staff over the death of Adeniran Omodesola Whitney who died during the school inter house sport before the state High Court sitting in Ikeja.

The staff arraigned are: Ademoye Adewale, Kuku Fatai, Belinda Amao, and Nwatu Victoria.

According to the charge information by the Director of Public Prosecutions, Dr Jide Martins, on February 9, 2023 at about 1pm, in Agege Sports Stadium, Agege, Lagos in the Ikeja Judicial Division killed one Adeniran Omodesola Whitney by acting in a reckless and negligent manner that endangered her life.

Arraigning the defendants, the Attorney General, Moyosore Onigbanjo, SAN, informed the court that the state had filed two count charges against the defendants, urging the court to take their plea.

The defendants however pleaded not guilty to the charges leveled against them.

Subsequently, the Attorney General informed the court that the state has seventeen witnesses, as such will be praying for a date to open trial.

The oral application was not opposed by all the defendants’ counsel.

The presiding judge, Justice Oyindamola Ogala, who presided over the matter, thereafter fixed May 25, June 1, 8, and 15 for commencement of trial.

Meanwhile, the judge is yet to rule on their bail applications.

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